Nicole DeMars

Stocks in the Spotlight: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB), G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL)

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) had a light trading with around 1.18M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.85M. The stock traded between $4.55 and $4.8 before closing at the price of $4.76 with 3.03% change on the day. The Menlo Park California 94025 based company is currently trading 26.6% above its 52 week low of $3.76 and -55.72% below its 52 week high of $10.75. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 44 and $7.46 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures sequencing systems to resolve genetically complex problems. The company’s single molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology enables single molecule real-time detection of biological processes. It offers PacBio RS II and Sequel Systems that conducts, monitors, and analyzes biochemical sequencing reactions. The company also provides consumable products, including sealed and packaged SMRT cells, as well as various reagent kits, such as template preparation, binding, and sequencing kits to run the PacBio RS II or Sequel System. Its customers include research institutions; commercial laboratories; genome centers; clinical, government, and academic institutions; genomics service providers; pharmaceutical companies; and agricultural companies. The company markets its products through a direct sales force in North America and Europe, as well as primarily through distributors in Asia. The company was formerly known as Nanofluidics, Inc. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.35% or $-0.59 to close the day at $24.51 on light trading volume of 1.17M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 987.04K. The New York New York 10018 based company has been underperforming the textile – apparel clothing group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -47.52%, compared to the industry which has dropped -15.29% over the same period. With RSI of 33.24, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $29.75, making it a hold for now.

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets men’s and women’s apparel. It operates through two segments: Wholesale Operations and Retail Operations. The company’s products include outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women’s suits, and women’s performance wear; and women’s handbags, footwear, small leather goods, cold weather accessories, and luggage. It markets swimwear, resort wear, and related accessories under the Vilebrequin brand; footwear, apparel, and accessories under Bass and G.H. Bass brands; and apparel products under Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Jessica Howard, Eliza J and Black Rivet, Weejuns, and other private retail labels. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. also licenses its products under the Calvin Klein, ck Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Guess, Guess?, Kenneth Cole NY, Reaction Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Levi’s, Vince Camuto, Tommy Hilfiger, Jessica Simpson, Ivanka Trump, Jones New York, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Dockers, Wilsons, G-III Sports by Carl Banks, and G-III for Her brands, as well as have licenses with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Touch by Alyssa Milano, Hands High, Collegiate Licensing Company, Major League Soccer, and Starter. The company offers its products to department, specialty, and mass merchant retail stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East; and distributes products through its retail stores, as well as through G.H. Bass, Wilsons Leather, Vilebrequin, and Andrew Marc Websites. As of January 31, 2016, it operated 199 Wilsons Leather stores, 163 G.H. Bass stores, and 5 Calvin Klein performance stores. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. was founded in 1956 and is based in New York, New York.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) shares were down in last trading by -0.04% to $24.35. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.54% over the past week and grew 4.33% in the past month. It is currently trading 5.93% above its 50 day moving average and 17.46% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -3.14% decrease in value from its one year high of $25.14. The RSI indicator value of 69.13, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. It provides electronics design, production, and product management services. The company offers electronic circuit design services, including application-specific integrated circuit design, firmware development, and rapid prototyping services, as well as designs the look and feel of the plastic and metal enclosures that comprise the electro-mechanics, such as the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). It also specializes in three-dimensional mechanical design comprising the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical assemblies, as well as the provision of various industrial design, advance mechanism development, and tooling management services. In addition, the company offers computer-assisted design services consisting of PCBA design, and PCBA design validation and verification services, as well as other consulting services, which include the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list, and assembly equipment configuration for various PCBA designs. Further, it provides product and process validation services that comprise product system, product safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability tests, as well as manufacturing test solution development services. Additionally, the company offers systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. It provides its services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale, and printing industries. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

Stocks in the Spotlight: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) had a light trading with around 26.63M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 31.32M. The stock traded between $128.9 and $130.5 before closing at the price of $130.29 with 0.94% change on the day. The Cupertino California 95014 based company is currently trading 47.16% above its 52 week low of $89.47 and -0.15% below its 52 week high of $130.5. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 88.78 and $138.39 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers’ TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, iBooks Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.22% or $0.67 to close the day at $55.73 on light trading volume of 12.97M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.48M. The Seattle Washington 98134 based company has been outperforming the specialty eateries group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.47%, compared to the industry which has advanced 5.64% over the same period. With RSI of 43.98, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $64.35, making it a hold for now.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. It offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks VIA brand names. As of November 3, 2016, the company operated 25,085 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) shares were up in last trading by 2.56% to $117.31. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 6.63% over the past week and grew 15.3% in the past month. It is currently trading 14.82% above its 50 day moving average and 72.36% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.18% decrease in value from its one year high of $119.93. The RSI indicator value of 68.27, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; and GRID for cloud-based streaming on gaming devices. The Tegra Processor segment provides processors that integrate a computer onto a single chip under the Tegra brand name; DRIVE automotive computers, which offer supercomputing capabilities; and tablet and portable devices for mobile gaming under the SHIELD name. The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, motherboard manufacturers, add-in board manufacturers, and retailers/distributors. The company has a collaboration with ZENRIN to develop a cloud-to-car HD map solution for self-driving cars. NVIDIA Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

 

Investor’s Watch List: ConocoPhillips (COP), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

ConocoPhillips (COP) had a active trading with around 8.09M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 7.05M. The stock traded between $49.35 and $50.98 before closing at the price of $50.09 with -0.67% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77079 based company is currently trading 64.16% above its 52 week low of $31.05 and -5.79% below its 52 week high of $53.17. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.43 and $57.82 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes resource-rich North American tight oil and oil sands assets; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various international developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.96% or $-0.72 to close the day at $74.54 on active trading volume of 8.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.78M. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 based company has been outperforming the entertainment – diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 27.59%, compared to the industry which has advanced 25.08% over the same period. With RSI of 62.35, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $82.07, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) shares were down in last trading by -0.19% to $52.88. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.36% over the past week and fell -19.33% in the past month. It is currently trading -17.45% below its 50 day moving average and -12.2% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -25.59% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.62. The RSI indicator value of 23.26, lead us to believe that it may correct downwards in the near term.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Stocks In Queue: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), MetLife, Inc. (MET), Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY)

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) fell -0.37% during last trading as the stock lost $-0.13 to finish the day at $35.18 with about 5.82M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.29M. The $38.1B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.01 and $35.39 during the day, currently situated 131.62% above its 52 week low of $15.44 and -0.59% away from its one year high of $35.39. The RSI of 64.87 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

MetLife, Inc. (MET) gained $0.11 to close the day at a new closing price of $51.88, a 0.21% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 53.42% above its 52 week low of $35. A total of 5.82M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.59M. The stock, which fluctuated between $51.22 and $52.19 during the day, currently situated -10.03% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -2.91% in the past one month and up by 11.06% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $60.14 and RSI of 36.62, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

MetLife, Inc. provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) had a active trading with around 5.8M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.09M. The stock traded between $31.03 and $32.05 before closing at the price of $31.42 with -2.15% change on the day. The Federal Way Washington 98003 based company is currently trading 48.41% above its 52 week low of $22.06 and -5.59% below its 52 week high of $33.28. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.3 and $34.88 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. The firm manufactures wood and specialty cellulose fibers products, and develops real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Weyerhaeuser Co was founded in 1900 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

 

3 Trending Stocks: Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Exelon Corporation (EXC), V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.72% or $-0.77 to close the day at $43.96 on light trading volume of 4.13M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.62M. The Richfield Minnesota 55423 based company has been outperforming the electronics stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 63.03%, compared to the industry which has advanced 44.63% over the same period. With RSI of 46.68, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $46.09, making it a hold for now.

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through two reportable segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide consumer electronics, such as home theater, home automation, digital imaging, health and fitness, and portable audio products; computing and mobile phones, including computing and peripherals, networking, tablets, smart watches, and e-readers, as well as mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; and entertainment products, such as gaming hardware and software, movie, music, technology toy, and other software products. The company’s stores also offer appliances, which include refrigeration and laundry appliances, dishwashers, ovens, coffee makers, blenders, etc.; and other products comprising snacks, beverages, and other sundry items. In addition, it provides services, such as consultation, design, delivery, installation, set-up, protection plan, repair, technical support, and educational services. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Geek Squad, Magnolia Home Theater, Pacific Kitchen and Home, bestbuy.com.ca, bestbuy.com.mx, and Geek Squad brand names, as well as through call centers. As of January 30, 2016, it had approximately 1,200 large-format and 400 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) climbed 0.08% during last trading as the stock added $0.03 to finish the day at $35.81 with about 4M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.36M. The $33.1B market cap company, which fluctuated between $35.66 and $36 during the day, currently situated 22.84% above its 52 week low of $29.82 and -3.2% away from its one year high of $37.7. The RSI of 58.69 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) saw its value decrease by -0.4% as the stock dropped $-0.2 to finish the day at a closing price of $49.36. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $49.03-$67.1 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $49.23 to $49.98 during the day, are down by -6.94% in the past three months and down by -19.5% over the past six months. It is currently trading -4.64% below its 20 day moving average and -8.13% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $57.39 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 30.22. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products in the United States and Europe. The company primarily offers outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, women’s activewear, and travel accessories under the The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, Jansport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, lucy, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Lee Casuals, Riders by Lee, Rustler, Timber Creek by Wrangler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, athletic, licensed athletic, and licensed apparel products under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Majestic, MLB, NFL, and Harley-Davidson brands; sportswear apparel, luggage, and accessories under the Nautica brand; and handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and accessories under the Kipling brand. Further, it provides premium denim apparel, footwear, and accessories under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, and Ella Moss brands. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through company operated stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Stocks Trend Analysis: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD), Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW), ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.14% or $-0.06 to close the day at $42.11 on active trading volume of 3.39M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.79M. The Omaha Nebraska 68154 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.24%, compared to the industry which has advanced 57.01% over the same period. With RSI of 31.48, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $49.19, making it a hold for now.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. Its products and services include tdameritrade.com, a Web platform for self-directed retail investors; Trade Architect, a Web-based platform for investors and traders to identify opportunities and stay informed; thinkorswim, a desktop platform for traders; and TD Ameritrade Mobile, which allows on-the-go investors and traders to trade and monitor accounts. The company also offers TD Ameritrade Institutional that provides brokerage and custody services to approximately 5,000 independent RIAs and their clients; TD Ameritrade’s Goal Planning, which offers investment consulting and planning services; Investools, a suite of investor education products and services for stock, option, foreign exchange, futures, mutual fund, and fixed-income investors; Amerivest, an advisory service that develops portfolios of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds; AdvisorDirect, a national referral service for investors; and TD Ameritrade Corporate Services that provide self-directed brokerage services to employees of corporations. In addition, it offers various retail brokerage products and services, such as common and preferred stocks; ETFs; options; futures; foreign exchange; mutual funds; fixed income products; primary and secondary offerings of fixed income securities, closed-end funds, and preferred stocks; margin lending; cash management services; and annuities. The company provides its services primarily through the Internet, a network of retail branches, mobile trading applications, interactive voice response, and registered representatives through telephone. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) retreated with the stock falling -0.66% or $-0.6 to close at $89.87 on active trading volume of 3.39M compared its three months average trading volume of 2.32M. The Irvine California 92614 based company operating under the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 9.57% up for the period and down by -4.09% so far this year. With price target of $115.31 and a 19.37% rebound from 52-week low, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic heart valves and their delivery systems for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral replacement, and minimally invasive aortic heart valve system; and tissue heart valves and repair products, which are used to replace or repair a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. In addition, it produces pericardial valves from biologically inert animal tissue; and provides heart valve repair therapies, including annuloplasty rings and systems. Further, the company offers critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patient’s heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; pulmonary artery catheters; and continuous venous oximetry catheter for measuring central venous oxygen saturation. Additionally, its critical care products include disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to protect patients and clinicians from infection; and peripheral vascular products used to treat endolumenal occlusive disease, such as embolectomy catheters for removing blood clots from peripheral blood vessels. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -2.02% or $-1.14 to close the day at $55.31 on higher than average trading volume of 3.36M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.21M. The Tulsa Oklahoma 74103 based company has been outperforming the gas utilities companies by 20.394% for last three months and its recent gains have offset losses to -2.58% YTD, versus the gas utilities industry which is up 1.28% for the same period. The RSI of 48.58 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, the Natural Gas Liquids, and the Natural Gas Pipelines segments. The company gathers, treats, fractionates, stores, and transports natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as owns natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines, natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines, and terminal and storage facilities; and operates interstate and intrastate regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products to petrochemical manufacturers, heating fuel users, ethanol producers, refineries, exporters, and propane distributors. It also owns and operates a parking garage in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; and leases excess office space to others. ONEOK, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Stocks To Track: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL)

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) fell -1.35% during last trading as the stock lost $-1.13 to finish the day at $82.67 with about 2.81M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.14M. The $30.42B market cap company, which fluctuated between $82.59 and $84.26 during the day, currently situated 29.43% above its 52 week low of $63.87 and -1.72% away from its one year high of $84.26. The RSI of 67.77 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. It operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. The company also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adult and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and counseling. In addition, it operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 164 general, acute care hospitals with 43,275 licensed beds; 3 psychiatric hospitals with 396 licensed beds; and 1 rehabilitation hospital, as well as 116 freestanding surgery centers. HCA Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) gained $0.6 to close the day at a new closing price of $77.83, a 0.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 21.27% above its 52 week low of $64.18. A total of 2.81M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 6.25M. The stock, which fluctuated between $76.76 and $77.85 during the day, currently situated -5.91% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.96% in the past one month and up by 8.64% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $86.3 and RSI of 65.68, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; and chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. It has a clinical collaboration agreement with Athenex, Inc.; and a research agreement with AstraZeneca for the development of clinical candidate MEDI1814 as a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) had a light trading with around 2.76M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.26M. The stock traded between $39.61 and $40.52 before closing at the price of $39.86 with -1.09% change on the day. The Houston Texas 77070 based company is currently trading 50.88% above its 52 week low of $26.71 and -4.92% below its 52 week high of $42.03. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 54.15 and $46.91 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its principal projects are located in DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Permian Basin, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; offshore Eastern Mediterranean; and offshore West Africa. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 1,421 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 

Traders Watch list: Western Digital Corporation (WDC), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI), ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS)

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) saw its value decrease by -0.24% as the stock dropped $-0.19 to finish the day at a closing price of $78.94. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $34.99-$81.67 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $78.55 to $79.65 during the day, are up by 44.19% in the past three months and up by 76.55% over the past six months. It is currently trading 5.35% above its 20 day moving average and 13.24% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $92.31 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 69.45.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models, as well as for use in storage of data for years; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. The company also provides InfiniFlash System, a system solution that offers petabyte scalable capacity with performance metrics; higher value data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, gaming consoles, set top boxes, security surveillance systems, and other computing devices. In addition, it offers embedded NAND-flash storage products, including custom embedded solutions; and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions that combine NAND and mobile dynamic random-access memory in an integrated package for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications, and NAND-flash wafers. Further, it provides HDDs embedded into WD- and HGST-branded external storage products; and NAND-flash products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives, and wireless drives. Additionally, the company licenses its technologies. The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac OEMs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) shares were down in last trading by -0.43% to $57.72. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.79% over the past week and grew 5.14% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.9% above its 50 day moving average and 25.34% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.7% decrease in value from its one year high of $58.72. The RSI indicator value of 59.88, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS) traded within a range of $53.11 to $54.58 after opening the day at $54.53. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 26.26% so far this year. The stock was down close to -1.95% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $53.34 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -7.09% below its 52 week high of $57.41 and 162.31% above its 12-month low of $22. The shares are up by over 38.32% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 76.4 is bearish. The technical indicator is offering a warning sign that the stock can’t keep current pace going.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through three segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and Natural Gas Pipelines. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment gathers and processes natural gas produced from crude oil and natural gas wells located in the Mid-Continent region; and gathers and processes natural gas in the Williston Basin, which spans portions of Montana and North Dakota, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The Natural Gas Liquids segment gathers, treats, fractionates, and transports natural gas liquids (NGLs), as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and the Rocky Mountain region. This segment also owns the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated NGLs gathering and distribution pipelines in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado; terminal and storage facilities in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois; and FERC-regulated NGLs distribution and refined petroleum product pipelines in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities; and provides natural gas transportation and storage services. This segment’s interstate natural gas pipeline assets transport natural gas through FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. It also transports intrastate natural gas through its assets in Oklahoma; and owns underground natural gas storage facilities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. serves as the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: Cigna Corporation (CI), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Cigna Corporation (CI) retreated with the stock falling -1.52% or $-2.27 to close at $147.03 on light trading volume of 1.25M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.3M. The Bloomfield Connecticut 06002 based company operating under the Health Care Plans industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 10.54% up for the period and up by 10.23% so far this year. With price target of $157.92 and a 27.82% rebound from 52-week low, Cigna Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Cigna Corporation, a health services organization, provides insurance and related products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Global Health Care, Global Supplemental Benefits, and Group Disability and Life. The Global Health Care segment offers medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and prescription drug benefit plans, as well as health advocacy programs, and other products and services to insured and self-insured customers. This segment also provides Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans to seniors, and Medicaid plans. The Global Supplemental Benefits segment offers supplemental health, life, and accident insurance products. The Group Disability and Life segment provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, accident, and specialty insurance products and related services. The company also offers corporate-owned life insurance products that are permanent insurance contracts sold to corporations to provide life coverage; and operates the run-off settlement annuity business. The company distributes its products and services through insurance brokers and insurance consultants, or directly to employers, unions and other groups, or individuals, as well as through direct response television and the Internet. Cigna Corporation was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) gained $0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.3, a 0.11% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 45.88% above its 52 week low of $46.43. A total of 1.23M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 2.71M. The stock, which fluctuated between $66.01 and $66.47 during the day, currently situated -0.35% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 4.65% in the past one month and up by 10.74% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $67.83 and RSI of 65.54, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in four segments: YUM China, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. As of April 21, 2016, it operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in approximately 130 countries and territories primarily under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) shares were up in last trading by 0.31% to $94.81. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.43% over the past week and grew 11.54% in the past month. It is currently trading 11.11% above its 50 day moving average and 25.37% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -1.33% decrease in value from its one year high of $96.09. The RSI indicator value of 73.42, lead us to believe that it may reverse gains in the near term.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights with options for onboard dining, entertainment, and other onboard activities to various destinations. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 18 nights to various destinations; and operates onboard upscale ships that offer accommodations, fine dining, personalized services, and spa facilities. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 20 nights that serve the up-market segment of the North American, the United Kingdom, and Australian markets. The Pullmantur brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 15 nights with food and entertainment options for families and couples. The CDF Croisières de France brand offers seasonal itineraries to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Caribbean markets. The TUI Cruises brand provides onboard activities, services, shore excursions, and menu offerings for the German cruise market. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 44 ships with itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights on approximately 490 destinations worldwide. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

 

Investor’s Watch List: Chubb Limited (CB), Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)

Chubb Limited (CB) had a light trading with around 1.04M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.62M. The stock traded between $130.92 and $132.25 before closing at the price of $131.43 with 0.11% change on the day. The Zurich Zurich 8001 based company is currently trading 23.73% above its 52 week low of $106.82 and -1.84% below its 52 week high of $133.89. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 51.16 and $140.33 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

Chubb Limited, through its subsidiaries, property and casualty insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company’s North America Commercial P&C Insurance segment offers commercial property, marine, general casualty, workers’ compensation, package policies, and risk management; and specialty categories, such as professional lines, marine and construction risk, environmental and cyber risk, and excess casualty, as well as group accident and health insurance to large, middle market, and small commercial businesses in the United States, Bermuda, and Canada. Its North America Personal P&C Insurance segment offers affluent and high net worth individuals and families with homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella, and recreational marine insurance and services in the United States and Canada. The company’s North America Agricultural Insurance segment provides comprehensive multiple peril crop and crop-hail insurance; and coverage for farm and ranch property, as well as commercial agriculture products. Its Overseas General Insurance segment offers coverage for traditional commercial property and casualty, and specialty categories, such as financial lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk, and construction risk, as well as group accident and health, and traditional and specialty personal lines. The company’s Global Reinsurance segment markets reinsurance products; and provides solutions for small to mid-sized clients and multinational ceding companies. Its Life Insurance segment offers protection and savings products comprising whole life, endowment plans, individual term life, group term life, group medical, personal accident, credit life, universal life, and unit linked contracts. The company was formerly known as ACE Limited and changed its name to Chubb Limited in January 2016 as a result of its acquisition of The Chubb Corporation. Chubb Limited was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.03% or $-0.02 to close the day at $63.28 on light trading volume of 1.04M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.76M. The Milpitas California 95035 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – specialized group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 58.09%, compared to the industry which has advanced 90.74% over the same period. With RSI of 62.66, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63, making it a hold for now.

Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits worldwide. It offers amplifiers, high speed amplifiers, voltage regulators and references, interface circuits, data converters, battery stack monitors, silicon oscillators and Timer Blox, and phase locked loop synthesizers and clock distribution products. The company also provides SmartMesh embedded wireless sensor network products; isolated µModule transceivers; radio and microwave frequency circuits; power over Ethernet controllers; µModule power products; signal chain µModule products; and other linear circuits comprising buffers, power monitors, motor controllers, coulomb counters, diodes/bridges, hot swap circuits, comparators, sample-and-hold devices, timers, drivers, and filters. Its linear circuits are used in various applications, including factory automation, process control, industrial and laboratory instrumentation, security monitoring and complex medical devices, telecommunications, and networking products; automotive electronics, tablet, notebook, and desktop computers; computer peripherals, video/multimedia, military, space, and other harsh environment systems; and consumer products. The company markets its products primarily through direct sales staff and electronics distributors. Linear Technology Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) shares were down in last trading by -0.28% to $123.86. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.15% over the past week and grew 4.08% in the past month. It is currently trading 4.59% above its 50 day moving average and 2.51% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -4.77% decrease in value from its one year high of $131.98. The RSI indicator value of 68.49, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, nuclear, and wind sources. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 9.5 million people through approximately 4.8 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida. The company had approximately 46,400 megawatts of generating capacity. It also leases fiber-optic network capacity and dark fiber to telephone, wireless, and Internet companies. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in 2010. NextEra Energy, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.